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The Driftwood Portrays the Trauma and Graciousness of Braided in Life

Reading Time: 15 minutesThe Driftwood is a sensitive portrayal of the trauma the Joshi family undergoes while carrying on with the mundane task of day-to-day living burying deep the memories of an irreplaceable loss. Running alongside is the life of their neighbours and good friends Dr Arvind and his wife Yashoda who battle the empty nest syndrome only […]

BIS Bats for Fiscal Consolidation

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe BIS contends sans frills that the vulnerabilities are ‘worrisome’, given the more limited room for policy manoeuvre relative to pre-crisis of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) that engulfed the world a decade ago. Since 2008, it said, historically low, even negative interest rates and unprecedentedly large central bank balance sheet have provided important support […]

My Mother is a Tribute to a Cancer Patient who battled with Fortitude

Reading Time: 6 minutesSubhrajyotri details the year-long struggle of his mother against Cancer. He talks about the doctors who tried their best to help her revive. Here’s a soulful tribute by a son, exclusively in Different Truths. I had landed in my hometown, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on a weeklong leave from work, the first one after a gap of […]

Ten Selected Poems of Prof. Pushpita Awasthi from Echoes in the Earth

Reading Time: 8 minutesHere are ten selected poems of Prof. Pushpita Awasthi, selected by her, in the Book Extract, from her book, Echoes in the Earth (2016) this week. A Different Truths exclusive. Eternal Raga In the tender fist of my experience I want to hold the absolute delight of love Seeping out of the body I permeate […]

Onaatah, Shunned and Shamed, a Victim of Sexual Assault, in Search of Hope!

Reading Time: 7 minutesIs there justice outside courtrooms for a rape victim? The law might take its own course, but what does a woman do when the society shuts its door on her? Onaatah, a young victim of sexual assault, is shattered from inside. Shunned and shamed by the society, including the man she loved, she sees a […]

The Saffronisation of UP and In Search of Ram Rajya: A Journey Through UP Politics

Reading Time: 11 minutesA journey through the political history of India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha, giving it more say in national affairs than any other state. No less than eight of its politicians became prime ministers of our country as if leadership was in the very air they breathed. The state stands […]

A Window to her Dreams: Past Baggage and Turbulent Present Threaten Second Marriage

Reading Time: 9 minutesAruna, a young divorcee, marries Bhuvan, an averagely successful young man who had a crush on her in college. Both make promises of ever after with preconceived expectations. But, they are equally shattered to learn that despite their best intentions life does sometimes play the villain.  Aruna’s learned conditioning, developed as a result of the […]

Inequality: 57 Billionaires hold 58 per cent of the Total Wealth in India

Reading Time: 7 minutesEconomist and social scientist, Dr. Bhaskar asks, do we talk about a humane economy or the human face in the economy? It is not rising or falling inequality – it is there in the structure of the economy – India’s richest one per cent now holds 58 per cent of the country’s total wealth. It is reported that 57 […]

Jihad in my Saffron Garden: A Search for Global Peace among Terrorism and Turmoil

Reading Time: 13 minutesRoshina is a famous writer. Love has eluded her and her passions are her work and her son Zohaib, who she has brought up single-handedly. Despite possessing grit and substance, she has never been able to journey back to Kashmir. But at the behest of her Muslim son she returns to the place she once knew as home. […]

Happy New Year 2017

Reading Time: 1 minuteA Very Happy & Prosperous New Year to the large DT family, our readers, well-wishers, writers, and poets, in 3490 cities, across 161 nations, where DT is read. Due to New Year Holiday, there will be no issue of Different Truths, on Monday, Jan. 1, 2017. Enjoy, Friends ~ Editor. Share on: WhatsAppDifferent TruthsA crossroads […]